Saurashtra Coastal Tour by Car 

Junagadh is an ancient fortified city. It has some very old buildings & street-squares, Uperkot Fort, and the stunning Mahabat Maqbara.

Porbandar on the Saurashtra coast between Veraval and Dwarka is mainly famous as Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace and where he lived till age six.

****  Junagadh  **** 

Uperkot Fort Junagadh - Canon

Buddhist Caves at Uperkot Fort

Water Tank at Uperkot Fort

Above 2 Pics - Mahabat Maqbara


Junagadh Ashok Lekhalaya

**** Porbandar ****

Porbandar.... Kirti Mandir 

Gandhiji memories preserved

1st September 2005:  5th day >> Afternoon at Junagadh

I reached Junagadh by 1:00pm (from Gir Lion Sanctuary) and took a room in Hotel National, in Kalwa Chowk, in the heart of the city. After lunch went out and did a city sights tour by auto for Rs 60/- and saw Upperkot Fort, Darbar Hall Museum, Mahabat Makbara and Narsingh Mehta Chowk.

Junagadh Mosque

Mahabat Maqbara (1892)  a stunning mausoleum of Nawab of Junagadh

Mahabat Maqbara (1892) ....  at Junagadh


2nd September 2005 :  Junagadh - Porbandar - Dwaraka

I left Hotel at Junagadh at 6:45 am and went to Girnar Hill (but then decided not to climb the 10,000 steps, to the top to see the Jain temples there) from a distance and then to the Ashokan Edicts; but that was closed so could not see the Rock Edicts of Ashoka. Drove on to Porbandar arriving there at 9:30am and first had breakfast at Swagat Restaurant and then went to Kirti Mandir by the coast; where the House where Gandhi was born is kept as a Memorial Museum.


Entrance to Gandhi's birth-place; by the side of Kirti Mandir